The Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

When I saw Kathy’s photos of the gorgeous Rose-breasted Grosbeak, I knew I just had to paint it!

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And since today is Draw A Bird Day, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to take out my watercolors and give it a whirl!

I started with a pencil sketch first:

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Added a base layer of watercolor:

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And finished it with several more layers:

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Check out Kathy’s blog at Backyard Bird Nerd if you haven’t already!  Her photos will make a bird lover out of you!

Cheers Friends!  🙂

25 responses to “The Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

  1. You made my day! When I see someone take one of my photos and turn it into a lovely piece of art, it brings me such joy! 🙂 Your painting is wonderful.

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  2. Great painting, Jill! I’m terrible at branches, yours is so real looking.

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  3. Very nice!

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  4. Thanks for keeping the DABD flag flying, Jill, much appreciated friend 💜

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  5. Wonderful bird, Jill! ❤

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  6. So pretty! Love seeing the process on this! Happy bird day to you, Jill! ❤

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  7. One of my faves. Beautiful job Jill!

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  8. Beautiful drawing. Looks so real, wishing I could draw like that.
    Hope you are having a great weekend.

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  9. This is wonderful Jill! You got the character perfectly! Thanks for sharing work in progress photos too! 💕💜

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  10. Beautiful painting of the bird Jill!

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